Natalia Buchok, RSW

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My own journey of healing began in my early twenties. This experience inspired me to want to help others and gave me the conviction that no-one should have to suffer, when there is hope and help available. Over the years I have worked in both the U.S. and the Middle East, as well as here in Canada, experiencing different cultures and ways of being. As a result of my personal and professional experiences, I offer an eclectic, sensitive, personalized approach, based on your needs and issues with a commitment to providing an empathic, safe, caring, and respectful healing environment.

I have been fortunate in being able to help others for over 20 years now. There is hope, and help available, even if you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel…the light is there, but sometimes, the tunnel is curved.
  • Your relationship - fighting, overcoming an infidelity, communication, feeling distant and disconnected
  • Play therapy - wanting support for your child (appropriate for 3 to 12 year olds)
  • Parenting issues - behaviour challenges, emotional outbursts, respect issues
  • Attachment - wanting to enjoy parenting more, feel closer to your child
  • Self-esteem - address negative self-talk, feel better about yourself
  • Divorce - navigating relationship endings, coping with co-parenting
  • Grief - coping with loss
  • Trauma - coping with the fallout from a traumatic event, whether in the distant past or a recent event
  • Family conflict - when there is conflict with extended family, in-laws, siblings or our own children
  • Dealing with a narcissist - improve understanding and learn coping strategies for high conflict individuals
  • Children, teens and adults struggling with depression and anxiety
  • Workshops and presentations for schools, parent groups, businesses on various topics including children’s mental health, emotional intelligence, leadership, parenting, and attachment.

  • Improve communication and closeness in your marriage/romantic relationship
  • Heal childhood wounds
  • Improve self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Increase emotional intelligence and self-awareness
  • Find joy in parenting
  • Understand your children better
  • Decrease family conflict
  • Become a more effective parent
  • Feel supported through grieving
  • Find hope and solutions to life’s dilemmas
  • I use the following therapeutic modalities:
  • Counselling - support offered in a safe environment around brief life challenges
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) - most effective for tackling anxiety and depression
  • Parent-Child Therapy - for addressing parenting challenges and attachment issues
  • Play Therapy - help for your child going through difficult times or demonstrating challenging behaviours
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy) -
  • Grief Counselling - help and support in coping with a loss
  • Psychotherapy - for addressing deep seated issues, negative coping strategies, childhood trauma


Bachelor in Psychology, York University
Masters in Social Work, University of Toronto
Member of American Association of Play Therapy and the Canadian Association for Play Therapy
 Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, training and supervision completed

Natalia Buchok Reaches

Oakville ON